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seriously injured including the engineer. now the federal government is calling for nationwide changes for passenger trains. including warning signs, where speed limits drop more than 20 miles an hour. if the train doesn't have automatic braking technology requiring the crew member to stay in contact with the engineer through high speed areas. if the trains do have that technology, they must be checked and calibrated for speed. another key development will be installation of speed control technology throughout the busy northeast corridor. amtrak's pledge to have that in place bay end of this year. federal investigators have said there were no mechanical problems with train 188 and there were no issues with the track. so they're still looking into what exactly caused that derailment. brandi, tj. >> karen. thank you. powerful storms are battering florida's east coast. near port saint lucie drivers made their way through the pouring rain you can see here. lightning hit a transformer triggering sparks and temporary
power outages. further north near saint augustine, a tornado packing 80-mile-per-hour winds ripped through the area destroying rooftops rooftops, uprooting trees and causing power outages as well. in today's forecast stormy weather for florida and already flooded gulf region. downpours from the rockies to the great lakes. a cold front could actually dump four inches of rain on wisconsin in the northeast. the warmest weather, season so far. >> hot, humid, 90s, new york. d.c. 64 minneapolis. 70s detroit. 80s in albuquerque, boston and atlanta. >> pepsi bringing back a bev beverage from the 1990s. a man was contact added about crystal pepsi going back on the market. the marketing people at pepsi confirm the letter was in fact sent. and customers who missed crystal pepsi which was a clear version
of pepsi, will be please add but an upcoming anounce aging announcement. it was on the market six years before it was dropped. >> i don't remember it tasting different. the idea it was clear. not the brown, normal coke or pepsi. >> i do not remember in the least bit. >> lot's remind you when crystal pepsi went on the market in the 90s. there were all sorts of clear sodas. clear beer got in the mix. too young to taste the beer. off awe who what was clear beer? who had clear beer? >> ask your mom and dad. >> miller. told it was miller. >> throw back thursday. digging up a spoof from "saturday night live." an add for crystal gravy. for healthier looking transparent foods and beverages. was this stuff appetizing though though ♪ ♪
♪ the magic moment ♪ you will see everything ♪ >> that was the thing. that was the health trend. now everything is organic now. back then make it clear. it's healthy. >> if you were not feeling great. my apologies if we made you sick. looks like hair gel going on top of it. >> probably what they used as a prop. coming up here challenging scene for a first responder discovering his family in crisis. a rescue story we want to share with you. >> also ahead, finding fun and danger at the gocart track. a lot of warpings out to parents serious and unusual injuries. >> later, conjoined twins separated taking steps to the normal laf. the rare risky surgery and their parents' hope. an abc news exclusive. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by digestive advantage.
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situations, with the bathroom you have gone 100 miles an hour. don't know if it was number one -- >> too many details. you dent needon't need to get into that. go carts. big popular activity. millions of kids. weather warming up. >> parents though, need to be aware of dangers. mara schiavocampo reports from a track outside new york city. >> reporter: it is the summertime thrill that can quickly go from exhilarating to potentially dangerous. go-karts tipping and tumbling taking young drivers along for the ride. >> oh, no. >> just last month a teen died at the end of this connecticut driveway after police say 16-year-old christopher smith lost control of his home made go-kart flipping several times. >> i just about dropped. >> reporter: in 2014 alone, an estimated more than 11 americans
were rushed to the er with go-kart related injuries. 40% involving children. many suffering broken bones and head trauma. those injuries including ones at commercial tracks. one of the biggest hazard there, long hair getting caught in the car's exposed machinery. it happened to 22-year-old shelby in 2012. her long strawberry blond locks becoming entangleden the rear axel causing a traumatic brain injury. >> i almost lost my life. >> we reached out to the track for comment and never heard back. last month a similar accident at an indoor track in ohio. >> someone had an accident on the track. she is bleeding from her face. >> reporter: the resident safety guru at grand prix new york racing. he says no matter where or what kind of go-kart you are driving the keys to being safe behind the wheel are mostly universal. >> number one, a helmet.
loose clothing hair tuck that stuff in. he said roll bars like this or roll cages like this are a must. and of course use seatbelts to keep you safely strapped in place. should you take a tumble keep your legs inside and hand on the wheel or across your chest. >> this will help avoid the arm breaks and leg breaks. >> reporter: industry experts tell us as long as the riders follow the rules and safety instructions they should have a safe, and fun-filled experience. mara schiavocampo, abc news new york. >> talking the racetracks super fun. even the kids. >> they're a blast. >> kids, adults will tell you whole point. it is fun to go extremely fast and crash into each other. >> they give you the chat. this is what you do. these are the rules. give you've the helmet. be careful. >> what's interesting, common accidents, when they list them out, include driving under ape house. that's common? >> when you are out in the field. not inside in some of the
>> america's first responders trained to handle any situation. >> what about arriving at an emergency scene and realizing it is your family in danger. abc's david muir has the story. >> reporter: the assistant fire chief answering the call horrific accident near riverside texas. only when he arrives and gets closer does he realize it was his wife and 7-year-old son. >> from the looks of the car, the fact that they're alive, is a feat. >> reporter: aaron's wife amber was thrown from the car. son jonathan trapped inside. >> my wife was laying there on the ground. and the look of the car, i don't know how either one of them lived. >> reporter: even after all of that training he describes the moment he saw his son. >> once i saw my son, that kind of went out the window. and i, i started going into a little bit of a panning mode. >> reporter: they get jonathan free, mother and sond rushed to
the hospital. amber in surgery for nine hours. first sign of improvement. >> gave a thumb's up to the doctor. first time she showed any signs. >> reporter: jonathan bear they call him has a broken arm and leg. tonight go fund me nearing $50,000. >> i didn't want anything for free. i don't expect anything.ng to donate that's awesome. >> reporter: david muir abc news, new york. >> the gofundme $75 t they,000. >> and can't imagine, the training at some point goes out the window. this is one area you can't function. you are trained to do and deal withdraw ma out there. can't imagine, running up or something like that. >> you free you panic. hopefully no way. >> yeah yeah yeah still sound like a happy ending maybe. coming to the story. we have another story of a family. coming up a long-awaited and happy moment for this family. >> conjoined twins separated in
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finally this half-hour, two little girls born conjoined at the beginning of their lives. a touch and go ordeal. agony for their parents. >> get this. now they're home. the sisters both reunited. we're up all "nightline" with abc's juju chang. >> reporter: a day the matta family has only dreamed about. a family photo with two baby girls on their laps two sisters now reunited. a happy ending to a harrowing story that begins here a little over a year ago. that low and adeline were born conjoined rib cage to pelvis.
with in personal organs fused together. >> i want to give them a shot at a therenormal life. the motta family invited night lean to every dramatic step of the journey to separation. >> separating conjoined twins is a very complicated task. >> reporter: when a team of 12 at texas children's hospital embark on one of the rarest riskiest surgeries. >> just very dicey there for a while. >> reporter: a grueling 26 hour operation. once false move can spell disaster. >> i just don't want to lose them. i know there is that risk. >> reporter: during the surgery the parent are called for an in person update with one of the doctors. it turns out that adie's heart was weaked and had to be pulled by hand. >> there was bleeding. during the bleeding process. add adeline's heart was not pumping well.
when they are called back it is the news they have been waiting for. >> so far so good. the babies are separated. >> yea! >> reporter: little natalie, stronger of the two goes home first in may. leaving her sister behind. >> in two weeks. it's your turn. now it is finally adeline's turn. her lungs still weak but no doubt will grow stronger with the help of her sister. juju chang, abc new, new york. >> lack at the smile you can tell. one in 200,000 children are born conjoined every year. one in 200,000. >> that sound like a lot. we see these stories. we do the stories more often. these days. but i still, the number seems ould expect. >> i agree. >> a great happiening to the story. juju, thank you. that's the news for this half-hour. >> take care.
this morning on "world news now" -- the search for convicted killers. escapees from a maximum security prison expanding the search now and intensifying into a new area overnight. >> i love you and get back where you belong before you get hurt. >> the pleas from family members and the prison employee under investigation. >> new clues in the mansion murder investigation in washington, d.c. the bloodyevidencerecovered nearly a month after four people were killed. >> airline squeeze, pushing passengers to pack less and carry smaller bags. who is calling for new rules and when? >> okay no. >> and stop bugging me. the reporter generating so much buzz after fighting off this swarm of insects. it is thursday june 11th. >> announcer: from abc news
this is "world news now".." that poor girl. you know you have been there probably. had one of the moments when you are trying to tape something or live on the air. you are under attack. >> something happens. something happens. >> it hasn't been that situation like the young lady had. she is okay? >> she is. making fun of herself, which is great. she will be on gma today i think. >> we have all had issues. brandi hitt with us filling in for reena ninan. >> yeah. >> absolute pleasure. i have been giving you a hard time. today is my rough day. today i am emotional a little bit, little moody. today is my emotional day. >> appreciate the warning. >> i want to let you know it's been a pleasure to have you here. >> what am i in store for now that you are doing this so early in the day. >> i got that out of the way. >> watch out a roller coaster. >> we need to turn more breaking developments overnighten the manhunt for the two killers escaped from a new york maximum security prison.
the search expanding to a neighboring state. >> very latest campsites and boat slips in vermont being searched. 50 digital billboard. in new york new jersey massachusetts pennsylvania are also displaying the mug shots of the two men. >> family members defending prison employee joyce mitchell who has been questioned in connection with the escape. abc's marci gonzalez near the prison for us. >> reporter: again, officers lined up going door to door. searching for two convicted killers who escaped from the prison while in neighboring vermont where investigators believe david sweat and richard matt may have headed police are going into neighborhood and campgrounds handing out the fliers. >> they are killers. they are murderers. there is no reason to believe they wouldn't do it again. they're going to be more desperate than ever. >> the mother of one of the fuj tich -- fugitives begging him to turn himself in. i love you. get back where you belong before you get hurt. back in prison.
give up. >> reporter: in prison investigators are trying to figure out how the men were able to make their elaborate escape this weekend. sources saying they're still questioning this woman, joyce mitchell, who oversaw the inmates work in the taylor shop at clinton correctional facility. trying to figure out if she helped them get the power tools they used to cut and drill their way to freedom. >> she was befriended or befriended the inmates and may have had some sort of role in assisting them. but i'm not prepird to goared to go into details. the same day they escaped mitchell checked into the hospital with chest pains. officials tell abc news she has not been charged and is cooperating with investigators. >> marci gonzalez thank you. >> the former texas police officer seen bya apologized through his lawyer. eric casebolt says his emotions got the best him that day.
and he also talked to another girl and talked her out of a suicide attempt. casebolt was not at the news conference yesterday. and his lawyer says it was because of death threats. he is worried for his family, worried he may be followed. until the threat subside he will be in an undisclosed location. as for the teenager, there she is. the lawyer says she is having a hard time sleeping since the incident and said her treatment at the hand of police was inappropriate excessive and without cause. >> we are learning new information about what police found inside that d.c. mansion where four people were murdered last month. there is also newly revealed evidence including a bloody baseball bat and a water bottle with the fingerprint. abc's ryan smith has the latest. >> reporter: chilling details from inside the d.c. mansion where four people were murdered and the home set ablaze. according to a search warrant authorities finding ominously in an upstairs bedroom a baseball
bat with what appeared to be blood on it. alsoen that bedroom, apparent trauma to the back of his head and his wife with lacerations to her throat and head. the warrant also detailing fire damage in the second bedroom. another person and all likelihood 10-year-old phillip suffering severe fire damage. the fire they believe ignited in this room. police arresting darron wint charging him with murder. so far no other suspects have been named. nearly a month since the crime occurred. ryan smith, abc news new york. >> small community in washington state devastated after an accident killed two teenagers and seriously injured two others. this all happened at school. dozens of students were walking on the sidewalk during gym class, when an suv plowed into them. the driver told investigators that he fell asleep behind the wheel. also admitted to using drugs. he issen custody. maybe charged with vehicular
homicide. >> meanwhile, have you seen this scene here. they had to scramble for safety as a car barreled into the north carolina medical clinic. just missing a woman holding a baby. the driver just dropped off his wife apparently trying to park when someone he some how smashed into the clinic in reverse. one person was trapped under the car. suffered serious injuries. >> the commute through one of america any busiest tunnels should be moving normally today. hardly the scene on wednesday. when two buses collided trapping passengers inside. more than 30 people were hurt. also, one woman went into labor. abc's phillip mana has the latest. >> reporter: confusion and gridlock in the lincoln tunnel after a commuter bus slams into a charter bus carrying canadian students on a graduation trip. >> it was really really hard. everyone is like screaming. >> reporter: more than 30 injured aboard the commuter bus. four seriously with neck and back injuries. many others making their own way out of the tunnel.
the school children not hurt. more than 52,000 vehicles on average use the lincoln tunnel every day. to get from new jersey to midtown manhattan. the accident happening close to the new york side of the mile and a half long center tube. >> they have been able to clear the entire left lane. >> no shoulder lanes making it difficult for first responders to get to a pregnant woman who had gone into labor while stuck in traffic. producer rachel humphries herself eight months pregnant stuck too. >> well have been stopped about an hour and 20 minutes. it's -- really hazy right now. >> after two hours inside. vehicles finally escaping the tunnel. >> the lincoln tunnel is back up and running thankfully. none of the injuries here were life threatening. phillip mena abc news new york. >> abc news learned centers for disease control will be issuing an alert about increasing number of mers cases in south korea. now the alert will be going out to medical personnel across the country. remining them to ask patients about recent travel and to look
for signs of the middle east pes rirtorypes -- east respiratory infection. it killed nine and infected 900 others. the infections came from one person they call a super spreader. >> pope francis press ford peace during talks with vladamir putin. this meeting at the vatican. pope francis called for humanitarian aid and discussed the plight of christians in the mideast. put spin putin was an hour late. again. second meeting with pope francis. his first one back in 2013. yep, putin was an hour late for that one as well. >> a ground breaking family leave policy offered from richard branson's virgin group. new moms and dad including adoptive parents will be getting paid parental leave for an entire year. both, yeah a whole year. both parents shared a total amount of leave. they can take turns or use if the simultaneously here. only employees in europe though are eligible. and you must have worked for the company for at least four years
to receive the 100% pay. >> now you know the details. >> wouldn't include us. >> started drafting is a rezing nation -- resignation. >> why dent iidn't i work for virgin? >> we all have a bad day. we are here now. we all worked in local new. worked some where, where we are out. out a lot. >> in the field. >> in the field all the time. even here outhe field. but still you have moments. you have some bad moments. this reporter had a rough moment. her name is katia like a live fire drill at a military base when something happened to her. >> reason you are looking at that, that's what attacked her. came under attack from a swarm of cicadas, keep it cool. doing what we call a stand-up. take a look. >> ah! okay, no not doing it.
mm. god. okay. nope. okay. let's get this done. events will continue for the rest of week here at fort. >> there she is. delivering. no here they come again. the ten minutes felt like forever. this was taped. it was taped and broadcast everywhere. if it was live. i had thats fly into my eyes. >> what did you do? >> live. kept going. >> kptept it together. >> why are you scraping your eye in. texas in the flood. just gnats. >> live in texas all kind of stuff will get at you. coming up. we have "the mix." not every day you see a 60-year-old woman spinning on her head. >> buy, stay tuned for that. also ahead putting the squeeze on airline passengers yet again. more in the push to change the to carry on baggage rules and yeah, how it could is pact so
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yeah, brought manpower. lifted the cash machine out on their own. five people here. pulled off the heist in two minutes. as for the store clerk. the store was open. he was there. he hid under the counter and push the panning ingic button. >> big change for americans flying this summer. your carry-on bag might not cut it anymore. >> new recommendations for everyone using a universal size across all airlines but it would make your bags even smaller. abc's david kerley with the story. >> reporter: you are one of the last to board. nowhere r nowhere for your bag in the overhead. you are not happy. neither is the airline. the problem is all the stuff. the bags we are carrying on and stuffing into the overhead compartments, it takes time. and time is money for the airlines. the world's air lane aline association has an idea. let's shrink the carry-on so everyone can find a space in the overhead. they want to lose a half inch in height and width and inch and a half in depth. the new smaller approved bags
are already being made. this is only a recommendation. just a handful of international carriers have signed up for the shrinking stand are. so right now, u.s. air linz are staying away from these new smaller bags. but it is very easy to see how they might adopt this down the road. >> reporter: as "saturday night live" suggested. >> it will fit? >> oh it will fit. >> something has to change. david kerley abc new, washington. >> you know they nickel dime you. all it will make you do is buy more luggage. they will shrink it down in a few years. >> this is so frustrating. >> especially you with the big luggage everywhere you go tj. >> i am a passenger or employee on this one? which one? >> m ployemployee. >> no way i would get clearance to get on the tarmac. i cannot pass that background check. >> okay coming up. inside the mind of a creative
genius. he takes us inside the mind of the 11-year-old girl. director of "inside-out" tells about the inspiration for the film. funny cast bring it to life. >> next half-hour, our very first mug shot contest. the overwhelming response from all of you, our insomniacs we are supposed to be trying to help sleep. but we are giving you coffee mugs telling you to put coffee in them. we are rewarding the most clever responses to question that we had in this first official y'all's responses have been fantastic. hard to pick a winner. >> a lot of love. really sweet. >> a lot of you are awake. so sorry. thank you for watching. you're watching "world news now." stay with us.
abc's juju chang sat down with the director and cast gave us a sneak peek. >> reporter: behold inside an 11-year-old girl's brain. >> what's that? thought you said we would act casual. >> inside out stars a preteen girl's mixed emotions. i'm joy. this is sadness. that familiar chirp belongs to amy poehler. >> joy, you will be in charge of the console, keeping riley happy all day. may i add i love your dress. it is adorable. this little thing. >> mindy plays. together they run riley's brain from a control center a complex world created by director and writer, pete doctor. >> what was the inspiration? >> the whole thing started watching my daughter. she turned 11. went from being a happy. kind of crazy kid to being much more quiet and shy and, and reclusive. i thought, that's weird. what's going on in her head you snow. >> reporter: a master story tell
ter, pete was employee number 10 at pixar studios our corporate cousins. >> hold on woody! >> reporter: while there he helped craft the bromance between a cow buyboy and spaceman. the monsters under your bed. and the heartbreaking wordless 4:30 montage of a marriage in "up." the tear-jerker scene helped earn him an oscar. as the film's writer and director, pete has a special way with actors. >> pete was right across from me. it felt like being directed on a live action feature. >> there are at least 37 things for riley to be scared of right now. >> can you adjust it to be slightly more scared yourself. >> there at least 37 things for riley to be scarred of right now. >> every sequence, created from screeches, clay models and finally animation.
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center. the final skyscraper in lower manhattan, world trade center site, the whole area really on the come-up since the tragic events of 9/11. they unveiled this. a danish architect. 80 stories tall. essentially seven boxes stacked on top of each other. they're designing it to bea vertical village. they're trying to combine the two neighborhood this thing is going to bring together. financial district and tribeca which connect down there. both, financial district. some what neighborhood. excited. looking forward to that. love that area downtown. certainly, partial to it. love the design. >> nice. how are your dance moves on the dance floor? >> they're not like that. >> not like that. >> not like that. no. no. >> i'm horrible. i need to take lessons from this lady. watch this lady. shirley clemmons. she is 60 in this red jacket up front. a dance teacher, oh yeah. a competition.
hip-hop dance competition with her students. if you think this is good. take a look at this. she was on her head. doing a spinner on her head, tj. love the moves. we have a lot of great dancers on "world news now." by the way this is canada. canadian teacher. need to bring her to america. help out our kids. >> if we would have rolled the video. check it out. not told any one. and then said you're 60. nobody would believe. nobody would have known or believed us at all. >> before we leave you have to show you the video or picture of it. college kids pay attention. you want to open, five beers at once. this is six men, five beers. rulers. pop, there goes
this morning on "world news now" -- where are they, day six in the manhunt for two killers. the search expanding overnight into a new area as we get new details about the prison employee under investigation. >> death threats being made against the police officer seen in this video. now we are learning more about the officer's state of mind when he responded to this call. >> extreme weather. powerful thunderstorms, lightning strikes. and even a tornado hitting the sunshine state. the pictures and the big mess. >> later, reaching out. hillary clinton making a big move doing something she has never done before. will she be a star on social media? that's in "the skinny" on this thursday, june 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." social media going to be a big deal for 2016. >> my goodness, gracious. got to be there.
you have to at this point. we begin though with new developments this morning. in this search for the two convicts. been on the road, i say on the road, on the run since last weekend. in upstate new york where they escaped. overnight state police closed the road near the prison as they follow a new lead. >> and they have also set up electronic billboards, like this one in several neighboring states with the escaped mug shots. with the latest on the search, abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: across two states. frightened residents getting visits from armed police going door to door searching for the escaped killers amid late word they may be headed to vermont. >> they are murderers, there is no reason to believe they wouldn't do it again. they're going to be more desperate than ever. >> reporter: new york senator chuck schumer says it seems very likely this woman, prison employee, joyce mitchell had some degree of involvement. either before or during the prison break. sources tell abc news she has been cooperating with
investigators who are trying to determine whether she helped get the men the power tools they used to break out. mitchell also known as tillie has worked at the prison for years, teaching inmates to sew. her husband lyle worked there too. this facebook photo showing her with their son in the air force uniform. her t-shirt reading, i raised a hero. it was saturday prisoners richard matt and david sweat using power tools to cut through steel walls work their way through pipes and tunnels and escape through a manhole. some time that day, tillie mitchell was 40 miles away checking herself into a hospital with what is being described as severe chest pains. mitchell's son defended her to nbc. >> she is not the kind of person that is going to risk her life or other people's lives off to let these guys escape from prison. >> reporter: he would only tell us the truth will come out. we visited her family home, military stars above the garage
a u.s. air force flag near the front door. >> we don't know where she is. >> reporter: police know where she is. unlike the two murderers still on the run. >> i have no information on where they are or what they're doing, i will be honest with you. >> reporter: the mother of one of the escaped prisoners, david sweat speaking to abc news. >> they couldn't have done it themselves. they didn't know how to get out of there. >> reporter: in an interview with abc news the mother of one of the escaped prisoners, david sweat is begging for her son to turn himself in. saying this, "get back to where you belong before you get hurt. give up." gio benitez, abc news, dannemora, new york. >> the former girlfriend of the colorado theater shooter is back on the witness stand today. she said the first date was at a horror film festival. they dated for six months, but they broke up five months before the theater shooting. prosecutors say james holmes shared his plans for shooting with her. she described him as bright but shy. >> former texas police officer seen by millions now in the pool party cell phone video has apologized. abc's steve osunsami has details.
>> reporter: he's apologizing. the attorney representing former texas police officer at the center of this racially charged recording says that corporal eric casebolt is sorry. >> he allowed his emotions to get the better of him. eric regrets that his conduct portrayed him and his department in a negative light. >> reporter: his brothers in the force are speaking too saying that he and they are facing death threats. >> those are coming in daily, on a daily basis. >> e-mails, phone calls, give me something. can you give me more the nature of it? >> i believe it has been phone calls into the police department regarding him. >> reporter: in the hours before he is seen kneeling on this teenage girl they explained he was highly emotional he had just come from two suicide emergencies, consoling a black mother whose husband killed himself in front of the family at a pool, and he detained a young white female. you didn't see it in the video. the officer's lawyer says they're now waiting to see if any charges will be filed. that bar is high for police officers.
steve osunsami, abc news, mckinney, texas. >> abc news learned centers for disease control will be issuing an alert today about the growing outbreak of middle east respiratory system, mers in south korea. medical personnel nationwide will be reminded to ask patients about recent travel and look for signs of the infection. the virus has killed nine people infected more than 100 others in south korea. cdc believes most of the cases may be from one patient with a so-called super spreader. >> rescuers in southern california rushed to the scene of this bus accident last night. and worked to free the driver who was trapped. after hitting a light pole in suburban los angeles. he was stuck in the wreckage for two hours before being taken to the hospital. four papassengers were also hurt. >> a heartbreakg reminder of all that was lost during that deadly texas flooding. 911 calls from a mother desperately trying to save the life of her family. we hear her final pleas before she was swept away. abc's ginger zee with the story.
>> seven of us are trapped in the attic. water is rising. i'm afraid we are now trapped in the attic. >> reporter: as formidable scene like this were playing out along the blanco river in the middle of the night, emergency responders were fielding a flurry of desperate 911 calls. >> 911. do you need police fire or ems? >> hi we are, i'm not -- we're on the blanco river over in wimbely. [ indiscernible ] >> the voice on that call, laura mccomb, the 34-year-old mother who was with her husband, two children and another family as the water ripped their home from its foundation. mccomb's body and six others from inside the house were later found. her daughter and another child still missing. jonathan her husband was rescued. >> she called me. she said "i am in a house. i am floating down the river. tell mom and dad i love you and pray." >> reporter: the final call, a final plea. >> hello?
>> hello! our house is down. we're floating. >> what's your address? where are you located? where are you located? hello. >> please -- >> reporter: and then silence. >> ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> all right, we turn now to florida's east coast. powerful storms battering that area right now. this is near port st. lucie. motorists made their way through the pouring rain. lightning hit a transformer triggering sparks and temporary power outages. saint augustine, ripped off rooftops. uprooted trees and knocked down power lines as well. more storms in florida and the gulf region. downpours from nevada to the great lakes, wisconsin, could get 4 inches. dry and mild along the west coast. heat and humidity. so sorry. you're excited? >> excited about the heat. it's getting warm out here on the east coast. 90s in new york and washington
d.c. 80s over in kansas city, atlanta. 70s in los angeles. to my friends there. and also, 64 in minneapolis. >> always wanted to be a meteorologist. that was your chance. you can -- >> i had no idea, a black market for legos. did you know? we talk about drugs, we talk about guns we talk about all kind of things on the black market? surveillance cameras caught an organized ring of lego thieves. we got organized -- >> organized crime for legos. >> yes, there is a thing. just walking out of toys "r" us car, wheeling carts with thousand of dollars worth of stolen legos which are then sold online. there is a market. police arrested five people in this organized ring. yes. >> anyhow, a big market for this in colorado. colorado's recreational marijuana industry getting a tax break now. the current tax on legalized pot is at 10%. they've been making a lot of money in colorado. two years from now it will drop to 8%. marijuana shoppers looking for a bargain in colorado also wait
until the specific date, september 16th. that is when it is going to be a tax-free day in pot shops there. colorado's governor hopes by lowering the taxes it will bring the price down and impact the illegal black market there. >> yeah, that's what we need. that's what we need. [ cough ] >> a lot of people coughing right now. >> that is not a sound effect. >> no, people in the newsroom. >> yeah. >> we have a dog to tell you about. went missing five years. don't know if he was in colorado, getting high. went missing five years in new mexico. turned up last month in san diego. reunited with its owner in kansas city. >> oh, yeah, jessica gutierrez screaming for joy when she saw cookies chanel, cookies chanel, the name of her pup. for the first time since she deployed to afghanistan, how long it has been. left the toy poodle with her sisteren new mexico.
a short time later the dog just vanished. >> mystery how the dog got to san diego. showed up last month. the reunion, jessica had a chip. they always tell you -- new way to go. got a chip in the dog. the dog was found. they linked back up. five years. >> makes you wonder what the dog was doing. like a home ward bound movie. >> we'll never get the story. too bad. "the skinny" coming your way. a new co-host of "the view" yes another new co-host of "the view." the guy who played secretary in the new ghostbusters movie. >> really interesting, was not thinking this actor would be chosen. >> great call. >> brilliant. also ahead, an unforgettable scare in a campground. the teenager pulled away bay a bear. the amazing story of survival. >> our online mug shot contest. your chance to win one of these things. who knew they were so popular? we asked what are you doing while you watch "world news now"? you have given us an overwhelming response. and somebody is going to get their mug today. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by
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abc's neilal karlinsky has the details. >> reporter: it was a father-son camping trip inside great smoky mountain national park when suddenly greg alexander bolted awake from deep sleep to a real life nightmare. >> i woke up to him screaming and saw a bear. and seemed to have bitten him in the head and was dragging him that way across the ground towards the bushes. >> reporter: a black bear was dragging 16-year-old gabe out of his hammock. the straight a student tells a local newspaper, i just remember my scalp tearing. his father saved him. fighting the bear off. in fact wildlife experts say never turn and run. but rather make a lot of noise and try to intimidate the bear woods. if you run into one in the woods. >> i just jumped on him started punching him in the face. >> reporter: attacks on the rise in recent years.
up to 950,000 black bears in north america. people living closer to them. nine incidents in the park alone just this year. the 16-year-old who suffered deep cuts to his scalp and face is expected to make a full covery. scary stuff. u go out there to get away, t you are in their eighborhood. that's their home. >> there you are. all right. coming up. we have somebody who has a new home here at abc, the newest member of "the view." >> oh, yes. and the hunky new secretary. that's a hint. >> this is great casting. >> hunky new secretary for "ghostbusters" coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> leading us off in "the skinny" this morning. perhaps a ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> leading us off in "the skinny" this morning. perhaps a first. hillary clinton. she doesn't make "the skinny" much, does she? >> not much. we need more hillary clinton in "the skinny." we need more hillary. why not? she is here. we have a first for her. instagram. yes, front-runner for democratic nomination has joined the picture-based social medium, has put together a huge following. in one day, 70,000 followers. >> the question -- what was her first post? how about sweet pant suits. you cannot get more hillary than pant suits. several in red, white and blue for the campaign. yeah, she put out the caption
too, hard choices, which is also the name of her most recent book. promoting the book while, yeah. while, social media. >> this is what you do on social media. instagram has over 300 million users, sharing 70 million photos and videos a day. look for more from democratic front-runner. what was that? >> makes sense why she would be in it. got to get in the mix here. >> still reading your body language this week. >> my hands. >> whoa. >> that was new. >> making fun of dance moves earlier. >> we have big news from abc. this is not a surprise, necessarily, if you have turned on the tv at all in the past few months. a new co-host for the view. there she is, ms. raven-symone. we are not aging her. she had 37 appearances on the show under her belt. no surprise it is now official. effective immediately. raven-symone sharing her view with the team. she is 29. widely known for her series
"that's so raven" and "the cosby show" so cute as olivia. >> something, so long ago. her hair is always interesting on the show every day. this is cool. always something fun and funky. she starred in "sister act" on broadway, produced by that young lady, whoopi goldberg. barbara walters created the show. executive producer, said of raven-symone, amusing, happy, well informed. brought unique perspective that resonated with our audience. congratulations to her. >> good addition. if you are a "pitch perfect" fan, have not seen the second one. hurry up you. are getting backed up already. we know there is going to be a third "pitch perfect" in the works. >> do four and five as well. pitch perfect two pulled in $160 million.
no word on the story and what characters will be returning who cares? a two for one movie story for you now. remember this lady. she was a favorite in the original ghostbusters. secretary played by annie potts had to love her. in the all female ghostbusters movie, the new secretary will be played by that man, i don't know about that outfit, yes, chris hemsworth, the sexiest man alive. joining the cast. >> arm will look much different. >> shirtless maybe, who knows. >> great, great casting move. finally, think about nicki minaj, don't think finland, necessarily. thousand of cardboard cutouts of nicki minaj covering the steps of the cathedral in the nation's capital of helsinki. >> not that nicki minaj doesn't deserve off to be worshipped, in this regard the promotion for her newly announced appearance at the summer festival next month. prompting eager fans to run through, rip them apart and lack look for them. >> there you go, time for us to hand these out. this is the biggest thing,
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♪ ♪ >> interesting music. we are digging the music a little bit. >> not produced by kanye. all right the te ♪ ♪ >> interesting music. we are digging the music a little bit. >> not produced by kanye. all right, the time has come, you have been asking for a long time for these things. you have been giving us a hard time. who knew we would get such a response. we launched our mug shot contest. 24 hours later, we have winners. >> inaugural winners plural. first recap how this works. we asked you a question. what is your favorite thing to do while watching "world news now"? you can submit your answers in different ways, facebook, twitter, instagram, your responses overwhelming. just having fun with this. you have been serious asking for the mugs. literally the two you see on the set are the only two we have had a long, long time at abc.
in all of abc. break down of how we did this. kick it over to the guy you see over our shoulder, b.k., superstar producers. >> i was nervous, i didn't want any body to know what i am doing here most of the time on facebook, youtube, and stuff. on wnnfans.com. and it seems like we have got a lot of trends. we have a lot of you are knitting out there. creative. a lot of you are up with your babies and insomniac pets. then some of you got a little creepy with your responses. say, me time. but honorable mention, you should say, dj enjoys making his girlfriend watch world news now, polka over and over. >> makes her? >> she's chained to the television. >> kind of weird. >> he said he just twerks the entire time. >> did not win by the way. >> john sherwood, he uses your faces as dart practice. which, isn't nice.
john you are not getting a mug. you guys now, you hand out the winners. >> our favorites. we said be creative. first monique sang, beautiful sunrise response. her favorite thing to do is, watch the sunrise, and listening to the updates and "the skinny," everybody is nice and fun watch. congratulations to you it's on the way. >> sticking with instagram, for our winner, belinda dials, the split screen. explaining she likes to watch, "world news now," eat ing ice cream and taking selfies while vamping, vampiring, you have a mug for the ice cream. >> we didn't say something to put that look on her face. third mug now goes to a man who you might say, won the contest taking creative challenge seriously. he wrote a poem. greg bentham. send us your address. we don't have it. to get the mug to you. here it is -- brewed the coffee, black like the toast, buttered my fingers and i hate to boast.
making news in america this morning, the search for two escaped killers expanding overnight. investigators now looking into another state blocking off a road telling people to stay inside. new details just coming in. spring storms. a tornado tearing down trees, hail the size of softballs depthing cars. the concern is growing this morning as a river's level rises to the highest it's been in seven decades. ripped from a hammock and mauled by a bear. the teenager this morning talking about this terrifying attack. and major meltdown. a baseball player strikes out, gets tossed from the game and then, yeah, takes off that jersey. and good thursday morning to you